Learning Difficulties Australia


Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Upcoming Professional Learning


Past Professional Learning

Upcoming Professional Learning 2020

Dr Jan Hasbrouck Tour POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to the recent Australian Government travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19, we have had to postpone the Jan Hasbrouck Australian tour. We have already discussed alternative dates with Jan, but we will obviously wait until this situation is at a point that enables us to make decisions before announcing these. Anyone who has purchased a ticket will be refunded in full.


Upcoming LDA Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Other Conferences and Research Seminars

This section provides a listing of non-LDA Conferences. Research Seminars and other professional learning opportunities of relevance to the area of learning difficulties. All external events are publicised at LDA's discretion, but LDA accepts no responsibility for their value or the evidence base of what may be promoted.

SPELD PD events

See individual state SPELD websites for information regarding relevant PD in the area of learning difficulties in each state.

For State SPELD contact details go to http://auspeld.org.au/state-associations

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Past Professional Learning

Past Professional Learning Events 2019


Brisbane 20-21 September 2019.

The keynote speakers were Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Mr Bruce Sullivan. Topics presented involved technology, reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, cognition, assessment and working in a team approach. 

August 2019 – Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
David presented full-day sessions in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney, focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

LDA members can access the David Kilpatrick session notes under Resources by logging into the Members Only Section of the website.

Dyscalculia and low numeracy: Strategies for teachers Presented by Ann Williams- Sunday 10th February 2019

An “ex chalkie” Ann aimed her D at the ‘regular’ teacher as years of experience have taught her to be practical. Ann’s presentation aimed to give teachers something they could use in their own teaching, the day after the PD. Ann’s presentation focused on the following areas:

  •  Dyscalculia: assessment and diagnosis
  • Concrete-pictorial- abstract approach – strategies and interventions
  • A demonstration of concrete materials and how these can be used with students

Past Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

Past Professional Learning Events, 2019

Past Professional Learning Events, 2018

Past Professional Learning Events, 2017

Past Professional Learning Events. 2016

Past Professional Learning Events. 2015

Past Professional Learning Events, 2014

Past Professional Learning Events, 2013

Victorian Workshops 2012

Sir Jim Rose visit 2009

Past Conferences 1996-2008

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